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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal.

Usage examples (33)
  • Most abortions take place well before the foetus is "human", ie. before it could grow and survive without its mother's uterus.
  • As opposed to a foetus, which is not legally a person.
  • The central question was whether or not the foetus was a human baby.
  • "The foetus is another life in a woman and loss of the foetus is actually loss of a child" for more
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